Mas Torrent


Research Scientist

Organic Electronics Materials and Devices

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Department: Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials


Marta Mas-Torrent received her PhD in 2002 working at Institut de Ciència de Materials (ICMAB-CSIC) in Barcelona (Spain) and at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London (UK). Afterwards, she carried out postdoctoral research at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft (The Netherlands).  Since June 2007 she obtained a research position at ICMAB-CSIC.  She is co-author of around 100 SCI papers than have received over 2500 citations.

Research interest

Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent’s research group is focused on the design and synthesis/preparation of new functional molecular materials for their application in organic/molecular electronic devices. Our work ranges from fundamental studies in order to better understand materials properties to a more applied perspective aiming at developing proof-of-principle devices.


University Degrees:

Chemistry. 1997, Universitat de Barcelona


PhD in Chemistry (Materials Science). 2002,  Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona


  • Organic electronic materials
  • Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs)
  • Electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs)
  • Molecular switches
  • Molecular self-assembly
  • Thin-film processing
  • Molecular design and crystal engineering
  • Charge transport
  • Organic-based (bio)-sensors

Most significative academic merits:

ERC Proof-of-Concept: “Large Area Organic Devices with bar assisted meniscus shearing technology”. Grant Agreement: 640120; 1/12/2014-20/11/2015

ERC Starting Grant: "Surface Self-Assembled Molecular Electronic Devices: Logic Gates, Memories and Sensors". Grant Agreement: 306826; 1/12/2012-30/11/2017


2013 Oliver Kahn International Award for my contributions in the field of Multifunctional Molecular Materials.

Prize of Young Researcher 2006 of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ).

Prize at the Most Original Work presented at European Materials Research Society 2008 (S.Q)



Scientific Highlights:

Electrolyte-Gated Organic Field-Effect Transistor Based on a Solution Sheared Organic Semiconductor Blend;  F. Leonardi, S. Casalini, Q. Zhang, S. Galindo, D. Gutiérrez, M. Mas-Torrent, Adv. Mater. 2016, doi: 10.1002/adma.201602479.

Single crystal-like performance in solution-coated thin-film organic field-effect transistors;  F. G. Del Pozo, S. Fabiano, R. Pfattner, S. Georgakopoulos, S. Galindo, X. Liu, S. Braun, M. Fahlman, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, X. Crispin, M. Berggren, M. Mas-Torrent, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 2379.

A surface confined yttrium(III) bis-phthalocyaninato complex: a colourful switch controlled by electrons;  I. Alcón, M. Gonidec, M. R. Ajayakumar, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Veciana, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4940-4944.

An Electrically Driven and Readable Molecular Monolayer Switch Based on a Solid Electrolyte; E. Marchante, N. Crivillers, M. Buhl, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 368.

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